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Old 12-10-2016, 01:46 AM   #21
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Greetings,
Mr. AG. Are the fittings BRASS or bronze? If indeed brass, get them out of there! If bronze, I would suggest a rebuild and re-install to cure the stiffness. I really don't like ball valves or plastic materials as seacocks.
Sorry, I meant Bronze.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:51 AM   #22
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I have 2 Apollo bronze ball valves 1.25 inch for the main engines with SS handles. I bought them off Ebay cheap and they do not stick. Been on the boat about 10 years. In 2014 I removed them and they looked in good shape and screwed them back on.

Groco flanged seacock adapter and ball valves are better than a single thru hull combo valve. You can unscrew the ball valve while the boat is in the water to work on or replace it.
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